Monday, November 28, 2016

Cliff Floyd Autograph Card

Last year, I traded for this Cliff Floyd card (for three football jersey cards) but stashed it away for no good reason:
It's card #SCA-CF from Topps' 2015 Stadium Club collection and Certified Autograph Issue sub-set.

I fell upon it when unpacking from my eleven-day Canadian tour (seven days in B.C. - Vancouver, Burnaby, and Victoria - and four in the Ottawa region) last weekend and decided I should feature it right away, as it shows him wearing the Montréal Expos' final away (grey) uniform, swinging and hitting a ball.

Floyd had two stints with the Expos (1993-1996, plus an awful 15-game showing in 2002 where he had a .208 batting average) but had his best seasons with the Florida Marlins, including his two 20/20 summers and three straight seasons where he batted over .300; that includes his All-Star Game season in 2001, where he hit 31 home runs, his second-highest career total.

He hit 34 homers with the New York Mets in 2005. He has also briefly suited up for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres. He appeared in one World Series game with the Rays in 2008, with one hit in three at-bats.

He only suited up for more than 125 games in four of his 17 MLB seasons, suffering a multitude of injuries throughout his career.

Nowadays, he is a baseball analyst on TV and Sirius XM Radio.

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